Definitions for: Repeat


[n] an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"
[v] happen or occur again; "This is a recurring story"
[v] to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders."
[v] to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"
[v] repeat an earlier theme of a musical composition
[v] make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"
[v] do over; "They would like to take it over again"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*peat" (-p?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repeated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Repeating.] [F. r['e]p['e]ter, L. repetere;
pref. re- re- + petere to fall upon, attack. See Petition.]
1. To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to
iterate; to recite; as, to repeat an effort, an order, or
a poem. ``I will repeat our former communication.''
--Robynson (More's Utopia).

Not well conceived of God; who, though his power
Creation could repeat, yet would be loth Us to
abolish. --Milton.

2. To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.
[Obs.] --Waller.

3. (Scots Law) To repay or refund (an excess received).

To repeat one's self, to do or say what one has already
done or said.

To repeat signals, to make the same signals again;
specifically, to communicate, by repeating them, the
signals shown at headquarters.

Syn: To reiterate; iterate; renew; recite; relate; rehearse;
recapitulate. See Reiterate.


Re*peat" (r?-p?t"), n.
1. The act of repeating; repetition.

2. That which is repeated; as, the repeat of a pattern; that
is, the repetition of the engraved figure on a roller by
which an impression is produced (as in calico printing,
etc.).

3. (Mus.) A mark, or series of dots, placed before and after,
or often only at the end of, a passage to be repeated in
performance.

Synonyms: double, duplicate, echo, ingeminate, iterate, recapitulate, recur, reduplicate, reiterate, repetition, replicate, reprise, reprize, restate, retell, take over

See Also: act, cite, come about, copy, cuckoo, cycle, cycle, ditto, ditto, dwell, emit, geminate, go on, hap, happen, harp, interpret, let loose, let out, move, occur, paraphrase, parrot, pass, pass off, periodic event, perseverate, play, quote, recite, recurrence, recurrent event, reecho, regurgitate, rematch, render, rephrase, replay, reproduce, reproduce, resume, return, reword, sequence, spiel, sum up, summarise, summarize, take place, tell, translate, utter

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